- Jun 27, 2019
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You have tried laboriously to explain this to lay folks. This explanation is quite detailed and helpful even though it's probably monotonous to you. So I thank you for your time simplifying it to that level.
Thank you! I feel it's important. WS has a lot of very smart people - but the DNA thing might be new to a lot of us. I started studying this stuff in 1972. Got hooked.
I think it's VERY important to explain what is basically a fairly simple system to everyone - and I hope that both sides use appropriate experts. I think the Defense has a long row to hoe, with this one (the buccal swab matching the sheath swab...oh my). Defense is right to question whether there is other DNA in the crime scene of import (the two stranger profiles) but in the end, the knife sheath DNA and the Othram match are what they are. Same as leaving a fingerprint. Or getting caught by a camera.